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Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Great Ambition, unchecked by principle, or the love of Glory, is an unruly Tyrant.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined…
We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition – plowing straight ahead, come what may.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
I just aspire to pick people up. That’s my ambition.
Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition, but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
One of the great tragedies we witness almost daily is the tragedy of men of high aim and low achievement. Their motives are noble. Their proclaimed ambition is praiseworthy. Their capacity to achieve is great. But their discipline is weak. They succumb to indolence. Appetite robs them of will.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
So in the end, was it worth it? Jesus Christ. How irreparably changed my life has become. It’s always the last day of summer and I’ve been left out in the cold with no door to get back in. I’ll grant you I’ve had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by while they’re making grand plans for it. Throughout my lifetime, I’ve left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there’s almost not enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent. There are no more white horses or pretty ladies at my door.
You’ve got to drop something. You’ve got to drop illusions. You don’t have to add anything in order to be happy; you’ve got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It’s only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings.
Life is easy, life is delightful. It’s only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings.
Gather up your pity and turn it to ambition.
To make a great dream come true, you must first have a great dream.
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
I never underestimated myself. And I never saw anything wrong with ambition.
Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.
An objective is an ambition, and life without ambition is … well, aimless wandering.
From the loving example of one family a whole State may become loving, and from its courtesies, courteous; while from the ambition and perverseness of the one man the whole State may be thrown into rebellious disorder. Such is the nature of influence.
Fortune is said to be blind, but her favorites never are. Ambition has the eye of the eagle, prudence that of the lynx; the first looks through the air, the last along the ground.
We need spirited, energetic and strong young people whose hearts are filled with life, enthusiasm, zeal and dynamism; whose souls are full of ambition, aspiration and vigor and have great goals, rising and aspiring to reach them until they eventually arrive at their destination.
Hell is not a place you go if you’re not a Christian, it’s the failure of your life’s greatest ambition.
In the heart of every lawyer, worthy of the name, there burns a deep ambition so to bear himself that the profession may be stronger by reason of his passage through its ranks, and that he may leave the law itself a better instrument of human justice than he found it.
Ambition is the desire to go forward and improve one’s condition. It is a burning flame that lights up the life of the individual and makes him see himself in another state. To be ambitious is to be great in mind and soul. To want that which is worth while and strive for it. To go on without looking back, reaching to that which gives satisfaction.
I never had the ambition to be something. I had the ambition to do something.